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Lady Gaga Joins The List of Celebs Vacationing in Costa Rica

Q MAGAZINE - Last Thursday, December 28, the immigration service registered the arrival in the country of U.S. citizen Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. The name may not sound familiar to you, but that is the real name of the famous artist Lady Gaga. The arrival...

Latin America has started to look seriously at Indian economy and opportunities

US. President Donald Trump has revived the Ugly Gringo fears of Latin Americans. Humiliated by Trump’s insults and anti-NAFTA stand, Mexico is keen to diversify its trade partnership. Other Latin Americans too are disgusted by the protectionist policies and Caudillo tantrums of Trump. They are...

Spare Parts For Commuter Train Take More Than 300 Days To Arrive In The Country

Think you have it bad getting parts from abroad for your vehicle. Put yourself in the shoes of the country's national railway, an institution with low funding and struggling to keep the few trains not severely damaged by the almost daily incidents with vehicles. According...

Why Digital Nomads Should Choose Costa Rica As Their Preferred Destination

If you ask a digital nomad what is her bare minimum requirement for being productive, high chances are you will get to know about positivity. A positive surrounding with like minded people, all weary of regular routine and venturing out of the box, is...

7 Ways to Costa Rica & Chill

Costa Rica has a well-deserved rep as a hot spot for adrenaline-fueled adventures, from zip-lining through jungle canopies to rappelling down waterfalls. But there’s also some serious local yin to balance out all that yang. So much so that you could easily create an...

President Solis Holidays In Spain After Asking Ticos To Visit Areas Affected by Nate

In a classic 'Do as I say, not as I do', after asking Ticos (Costa Ricans) to "turistear" (visit) areas affected by tropical storm Nate to boost the local economy, President Luis Guillermo Solis and family headed for Spain for the holidays, despite his...

Hombre de Fé, The Story of Keylor Navas

In Costa Rica for the holidays and the opening the movie "Hombre de Fé", the story of his life, Keylor Navas was guest at the bullfights of the bulls at the Zapote Fair on Wednesday night. The Tico goalkeeper got more than one scare in...

Adults and Children With Disabilities Receive Wheelchairs in Costa Rica

Jose Leon has spent most of his recent days sitting in a rocking chair on the porch. The 80-year-old suffered a stroke five years ago and has been confined to his home since. Although his 15-year-old grandson is strong enough to carry him, the only...

The Best Time to Go to Costa Rica

theblondeabroad.com - With a rich culture, lush rainforests, and incredible beaches, Costa Rica is one of Central America’s greatest escapes. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, this little country has so much to offer in natural beauty and fabulous weather. Defined by its location between the...

More than 350 million Latin American voters to elect new leaders in 2018

The anti-establishment tide that has swept much of the world is set to break over Latin America in 2018. Some 350 million voters are due to head to the polls in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Paraguay to elect new presidents –...

Smarter, Cheaper Travel For The New Year

Some call them travel resolutions, I say they just a smarter, cheaper way to travel that can be applied all year round and not just at the beginning of the new year. My list is about reducing the cost and stress of travel and can...

UNESCO Recognizes Panama’s Hats: No, Not The Panama Hat, The Other One

LA PINTADA, Panama (AP) — Cultural authorities at UNESCO have recognized the artisans of Panama for their distinctive woven hats. No, not those hats; the famed “Panama hat” comes from Ecuador. In this Dec. 16, 2017 photo, Pasion Gutierrez, 81, holds a finished traditional Panamanian...

A Beauty With Big Heart That Doesn’t Forget The Homeless

Raquel Mora Fernández has been modeling for 16 years, five years of being a nurse and the same amount of time dedicating her time to her project "Regalamos Sonrisas" (Let's Give Smiles) aimed at giving a hand to the indigents of San Jose. This Friday,...

Central America Hashes Out Agenda for Sustainable Use of Water

(IPS)- The countries of Central America are striving to define a plan to promote the sustainable use of water, a crucial need in a region that is already suffering the impacts of climate change. This effort has materialised in Central America’s Water Agenda, the draft...

The 2018 Marchamo Explained (Q&A)

This is the last week of the week for more the owners of more than 1.3 million vehicles on the road to pay the Marchamo, the annual circulation permit. The deadline for payment is December 31, that is to day vehicles on the road without...

“Aterdecer” In Pozos de Santa Ana

These photos of Pozos de Santa Ana were posted on Instagram by former Costa Rica president Laura Chinchilla. "La luna nueva se insinúa sobre un bello atardecer." La luna nueva se insinúa sobre un bello atardecer. #luna #atardecer A post shared by Laura Chinchilla (@laura_ch_m) on...

The Most Famous Company Founded The Year You Were Born

Making a business work over the long term is a major challenge given than the majority of start-ups fail within five years and those that do survive can struggle to make a profit. But these well-known businesses with impressive staying power, and with a...

Argument Over A Drinking Glass Unleashed Death Of Three Men

A night out with friends ends in the tragic death of three men and another injured, two of the deceased were only 20 and 22 years of age. It all started at 3:00 am Friday when four men arrived in a white BMW at the...

LIVE Cameras Alert Drivers To San Jose Traffic Conditions

Camaras Viales (Road Cameras) is a website with LIVE road monitoring program of the major roads in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose. The site currently offers cameras, their objective is 100 cameras in strategic areas of the city, to alert drivers of the...

Juicy: Spain Police Bust Gang Who Smuggled Cocaine In Pineapples From Costa Rica

Police in Malaga, Spain reported making 11 arrests and the confiscation of a ton of cocaine hidden inside pineapples shipped from Costa Rica. This is the not the first time illegal drugs have been found shipped in fruits and vegetables from our country. The Spanish...

Beware Of Fruits Sold On Street Corners Of San Jose

Tamales and pork are not the only whim that Ticos satisfy during the Christmas season, but also fruits such as grapes, pears and apples become very popular during this time of year. These fruits can be found aplenty in supermarkets, fairs and literally even in...

‘Money Book’ Facebook Page Scammed Eight of ¢8 Million In Costa Rica

A group made up of three people took advantage of the Facebook to cheat at least eight individuals for ¢18 million colones. That is the word from the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) on Wednesday, after two raids that netted the capture of two...

In the age of cheap flights, city breaks and world cruises, how to make your holiday better for the environment

Recently surfaced before and after shots of Benidorm – a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain – capture the physical transformations that have taken place in the region in less than 50 years. Gone is the small fishing village of single story houses...

How Latin America bucked the trend of rising inequality

Income inequality is gaining attention. The good news is that we know how to tackle it: tax global wealth, provide a universal basic income, broaden access to quality education and promote decent work. The bad news is that many governments are not interested – and neither...

Day of Fury in Buenos Aires as Leftists, Kirchnerists Riot & Loot Argentina’s Capital

On Monday, December 18, Buenos Aires experienced a literal street battle. President Mauricio Macri’s administration came to an agreement with several opposition governors regarding pension reform, modifying pension amounts and universal allowances for children, all of which were subsidies implemented during the Kirchner administration. The...

Costa Rica Second In The Region In Imports of Cellular Phones

The acceptance of new technologies and quick consumer response to new product offers are the main reasons Costa Rica is the second in the isthmus in cellular phone imports, surpassed only by Guatemala. Guatemala reported US$213 million dollars in purchases between January and June of...

Public Sector Salaries Increased 157% in 12 Years

The Government next year will pay in wages and benefits for public employees 157% more than it did 12 years ago. The payroll of public servants in 2018 will be almost triple, a payout of ¢4.3 billion colones, as compared to the ¢1.7 billion in...

Costa Rica Among The Highest In CO2 Emissions in Central Amercia

Costa Rica is second of the Central American nations that produce the most carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita in the region. The country is only surpassed by Panama, according to an analysis of the Central America Statistics 2017 interactive platform developed by the Proyecto...

End Of Era of Female Presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically. At the start...

Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests

A new analysis of performance data has reignited the debate over whether Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones. The data suggests Apple reduces the speed of the processors in iPhones with old and worn batteries, making them slower. Following user reports that older iPhones with ageing...

#TravesíaSimpson por Costa Rica continues…

Following up on The Simpsons in Costa Rica, on Saturday the eponymous Springfield (in an unnamed U.S. state) family took in the Festial de la Luz in San Jose.   Así viven los Simpson el #festivaldelaluz en San José de Costa Rica durante la #TravesíaSimpson ....

The Last Jedi Resonates with the Lessons of Lord Acton

The following article contains a few elements of the plot of The Last Jedi, which some may consider spoilers.] Putting aside the creative and entertaining value of the new Star Wars movie, one major element remains strong with the saga: its warnings about the dangers of...

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